This month we are changing the format of our Spring Conferences. Cedar Heights states that its mission is to “empower each student to take responsibility for exceeding academic standards” and “pursuing life-long learning”. Part of empowering students to take responsibility for their learning is to help them discover why they are learning. They need a dream to pursue, and a plan for making their vision a reality. As a school we are taking a step in that direction by implementing the Navigation 101 curriculum in advisory this year. Navigation 101 is designed to help students develop a plan for their life, and begin to take ownership for putting this plan into action. One of the program’s components is student led conferences. This means that we are having students set goals, make plans, and evaluate their efforts to achieve their goals. They are compiling documentation of their efforts in portfolios that include transcripts, WASL results, representative work from their classes and the goals they have set for themselves. As part of our conferences this spring, we will be asking our students to invite you, their parents or family members, to meet with them to listen to them present their efforts. The presentation and the opportunity to ask questions of the student will take approximately 15 minutes, and then you will be invited to visit your student’s teachers if you have additional questions, comments to share, or simply want to make a connection. It is our belief that the student led conferences will accomplish two things: students will take responsibility for the quality of their efforts and prepare them for presenting their twelfth grade culminating project, a state graduation requirement.
Student-led Conference Forms are available under the 'Students' tab.